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Trident makes BCC stop

The Commemorative Broken Trident stopped in on another educational institution yesterday – the Barbados Community College.

Students dressed in national colours gathered along the college’s entrance to welcome members of the Cadet Corps as they marched to the Liberal Arts Auditorium where the trident was displayed.

Deon Butcher of the Cadet Corps holding the Commemorative Broken Trident.

Deon Butcher of the Cadet Corps holding the Commemorative Broken Trident.

Principal Dr Ian Austin, who received the symbol, told Barbados TODAY “the trident being here is a symbolic and significant event in the history and life of this community college and it allows us also to begin to think about the next 50 years of Barbados.”

Principal of the Barbados Community College Dr Ian Austin.

Principal of the Barbados Community College Dr Ian Austin.

From left: Finance Officer of the Barbados Community College Judith Newsam, BCC Principal Dr Ian Austin, Deputy Principal Samuel Rousse and Acting Registrar Roger Worrell alongside the Commemorative Broken Trident.

From left: Finance Officer of the Barbados Community College Judith Newsam, BCC Principal Dr Ian Austin, Deputy Principal Samuel Rousse and Acting Registrar Roger Worrell alongside the Commemorative Broken Trident.

The BCC is just two years shy of its own golden anniversary, having played a key role in the growth and development of the island. The principal noted that through shaping the minds of young people, the college had helped create independent and self-defining citizens.

Of Barbados’ upcoming 50th Anniversary of Independence, Austin said: “It allows us to commemorate
a historic moment in time, but equally important it also allows us to look to the future and explore the possibilities as a people.”

Looking to the next half century, he assured that the BCC would work in sync with the aspirations of the nation and its citizens. He said plans to celebrate the college’s 50th year in operation will commence after Barbados’ golden jubilee.

Students and staff were entertained at today’s ceremony by performances in music, poetry, spoken word, dance and drama.

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